Specialized Care Plan

Child Life Program, Alberta Children's Hospital

For children with autism, high anxiety or other special needs, the day of surgery can be challenging. A Child life Specialist can help your family develop a plan to prepare for surgery in a way that works best for your child’s specific needs.

What to Expect

A Child Life Specialist will call you to:

  • Provide more specific details about the day of surgery
  • Discuss your child’s specific needs
  • Communicate these needs to the surgical team
  • Work with you to help develop a coping plan for your child

Contact us by email at child.life@ahs.ca.